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BFI Level 3: Strength Training & Sports Nutrition Summit

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Wesley Conference Centre

220 Pitt Street

Sydney, NSW 2000


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BFI proudly presents....

The Strength Training and Sports Nutrition Summit

Saturday 13thJuly 2019

Wesley Conference Centre, Pitt Street, Sydney

Seven World Authorities on Strength Training, Exercise and Nutrition.

In one place. For one day...

Duration: 7 face-to-face hours

Presenters: Please see below

Assumed Knowledge: Certificate IV in Fitness or Equivalent

Professor John Hawley

Director, Mary MacKillop Institute for Health

Research Program Leader, Exercise and Nutrition Research Program

John’s primary research focus includes the interaction of exercise and diet on the regulation of fat and carbohydrate metabolism, particularly within skeletal muscle, the molecular basis of exercise training adaptation and the cellular bases underlying exercise-induced improvements in insulin action.

“A time for food: It’s not just what you eat, it’s when you eat that counts.Time restricted feeding and circadian biology (how eating out of synch disrupts the circadian clock and how time-restricted eating can rescue that)”.

Professor Louise Burke, OAM

Head of Sports Nutrition,

Australian Institute of Sport, Canberra

Professorial Fellow, ACU

Based at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra, Professor Bourke’s research interests lie in nutritional intervention strategies for sporting performance. The goal of Louise’s research is to find practical nutrition strategies that athletes and coaches can use to achieve optimum performance. Often this will involve examining metabolism during and after exercise to discover how complex systems work.

“The landscape on Sports Supplements – from position stands to evidence maps”.

Associate Professor Gary Slater

Gary Slater is a sports dietitian and exercise physiologist who is passionate about assisting athletes and their coaches achieve their sports performance ambitions. He is also passionate about training and inspiring graduate accredited practicing dietitians and accredited exercise physiologists who may work within industry, government, sport or the fitness industry.

Gary coordinates a Master’s Degree in Sports Nutrition at USC and coordinates courses in the Nutrition and Dietetic and Sports Science disciplines. Gary is also a sport nutrition consultant to the Australian Rugby Union and Queensland Rugby Union programs, and works with local athletes within the Sunshine Coast region. He is also the Program Coordinator for the Master's of Sports Nutrition students.

His goal is to ensure that best practices in nutrition penetrate the local community, reaching those with fitness to performance issues. Gary currently serves on the Sports Science Advisory Panel of the Australian Paralympic Committee and Surfing Australia, plus the Sports Supplement Advisory Panel of the Australian Rugby Union, National Rugby League and Netball Australia.

“Nutrition for the physique competitor: Maintaining health status while getting ripped…are they compatible?”

Dr Mark McKean

Mark began working for USC in 1998 as an Associate Lecturer, going on to complete a PhD in Sport and Exercise Science at the University. He then worked as a USC Postdoctoral Research Fellow, specialising in children’s’ physical literacy, movement and performance, before taking up his current role with the Spartans.

As a strength and conditioning coach, Mark has worked with international athletes in sports as varied as sprint kayaking, softball and tennis. His athletes have won more than 30 Olympic, Paralympic and World Championships medals. During the Olympics and Paralympics, Mark will communicate with the USC Spartans coaches on a daily basis, to ensure athletes are in peak physical condition for competition.

Mark has worked with USC’s High Performance Program since its inception in 2011 and has more than two decades’ experience working with elite swimmers. As strength and conditioning coach, Mark is responsible for every aspect of the Spartans’ dryland physical regimen, including stretching, warm ups, tailored gym programs and injury and rehabilitation management.

“Lessons from a Lifetime in Strength, Conditioning and Fitness”

Ian King

Ian began coaching in 1980 and founded King Sports International in 1986. He has helped elite athletes exceed their own expectations and supported their Olympic dream through nine Olympic cycles, in over thirty sports at the elite level, in over fifteen different countries. Ian’s unique gift is helping elite athletes identify and overcome any limiting factors that may be holding them back from fulfilling their potential, and enjoying a long and fruitful competitive career.

“Ian King’s Approach to Strength Training Program Design”

Dr Tony Boutagy

Tony is a trainer, exercise physiologist and the director of the Boutagy Fitness Institute, which is a private strength training studio and educational facility located in Sydney, Australia.

Tony has completed a PhD in exercise and sports science at Charles Darwin University in Australia and is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist with ESSA.

Tony has been involved in education for over two decades, having held various educational positions at several universities in exercise science, physiotherapy and personal training.

He has been an Adjunct Associate Lecturer at the University of the Sunshine Coast, a lecturer at the Australian Fitness Network, AIF, the Australian Catholic University (Schools of Exercise Science and Physiotherapy), NetFit New Zealand and New Zealand Weightlifting.

Having written strength workouts for elite athletes in 24 different sports, Tony is actively involved in strength & conditioning and providing educational seminars & resources for allied health professionals.

“The Light and Dark Sides of the Ketogenic Diet & Fasting: A Balanced Exploration of the Positives and Negatives of Ketosis”

Joseph Coyne

Joseph came home to Australia from China in 2017 after coaching at the London Track & Field World Championships to spend more time with his wife and young daughter. Since 2014, he had been lucky enough to work as a performance manager for EXOS’ team servicing the Chinese Olympic Committee in the lead up to the 2016 Olympics and post that, as Chinese Athletics’ Association sprint & jump physical preparation coach. From these experiences, Joseph wanted to bring a service model that integrated Athletes’ Performance/EXOS and elite track & field principles to Australasia. He’s been lucky enough to work with some of the best team & individual athletes in the world including Sonny Bill Williams, Ky Hurst, Stephen Hoiles and a number of truly elite Chinese athletes. For instance, during his time in China, he personally supported athletes broke 6 world records, collected 15 gold medals at various world championships and two sprinters ran sub 10s 100m.

“Lessons and applications from working with the high-performance Chinese Olympic team”

Wesley Conference Centre:


A stones throw from Townhall Station and a short stroll to Pitt St Mall, Wesley Conference Centre may be the most accessible conference facility in Sydney. Conveniently located in the heart of Sydney’s CBD, only 20 minutes’ drive from Sydney Airport, Wesley Conference Centre is easily accessible by public transport. Public parking is available underneath the building and other public parking is close by:


137 Castlereagh Street, Sydney CBD
Piccadilly Centre Parking is available outside shopping centre opening hours with access into the car park via the Entry Ramp until 1am.


259 Pitt Street, Sydney CBD
Easy access off Pitt StreetAll Secure-a-Spot Customers Are To Leave Their Keys With Valet Attendants.

The Wesley Conference Centre can assist with accommodation, with many 3, 4 and 5-star hotels just a minutes’ walk away. Pitt Street Mall shopping precinct is around the corner with lots of restaurants and cafes within walking distance.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please email Rachel: rachel@tonyboutagy.com

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

No, your ticket is not transferrable to anyone else.

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

No. The person named on the ticket must be the person who attends.

What should I bring into the event?

Bring paper and writing materials. Recording devices will not be permitted during the course.

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